Archive for July, 2015

VLA BioImpedance Results and HCG … Madonna Guy’s HCG Results up to day 12

Friday, July 31st, 2015

It’s hard when you’re standing on the scales daily…  and sometimes you don’t see the shifts you’re after.  But lots of stuff is happening during HCG… muscle mass is made, inflammation goes down, fluid moves around the body, fat mass is moved from deep inside the body – and shifted into the recognised ‘fat stores’ that the VLA bioimpedance screening can see…

Okay.. so here’s the results of my VLA BioImpedance Screenings so far. It’s been a busy few months – away in Melbourne for a week enjoying way too much delicious food, visit from my sister for a week, 2 weeks travelling in a car (5300km – lots of sitting and having fun!)…

Today is day 12. We do eat out (to our disadvantage) several times a week due to evening commitments on HCG, so I realise that slows me down… I haven’t decided how much weight to lose, but definitely need my BMI to be under 25 to be in a healthy-normal-range.

Pre-binge days    68.7
Post-binge days:
Day 1    70.3kg    Fat to lose:    10.33kg    BMI 27.73
Day 2    69.9    Fat to lose:    9.28kg    BMI 27.3
Day 3    69.1
Day 4    68.6    Fat to lose:    9.01kg    BMI 26.76 (back to before binge days)
Day 5    67.9    Fat to lose:    7.39kg    BMI 26.48
Day 6    67.1
Day 7    66.8    Fat to lose:    9.1kg    BMI 26.33    (back to before 2 week holiday!)

* Note when fat mass goes up (but weight and BMI and inflammatory markers go down, this is the brown fat being released from deep inside the body – it is now recognised by the VLA BioImpedance Screening equipment as ‘fat’. This is a good thing – most people don’t see it, as they only do VLA’s once per week on HCG. It’s a great thing to know what’s happening!

Day 8   66.8    Fat to lose:    8.28kg    BMI 25.98

* Note: Day 7 and 8 are the same weight – but see the fat mass and BMI have reduced. Inflammatory markers were up which indicates the body has released toxins that the body is ‘diluting’ with extra fluid. Trust the process!

Day 9    66.4
Day 10    66.5    Fat to lose:    6.71kg    BMI 25.94

* Note – weight is up! But I had a low-fat latte yesterday and we ate out and had a nandos wrap and I forgot to ask without sauce. Yummy, but bad! But se the fat and BMI have improved anyway?

Day 11 66.5 Fat to lose: 6.3kg BMI 25.86kg

* Note – weight is the same. Should I do an apple day? Yes – if you don’t have access to VLA – but I did my test and my fat mass and BMI were down, so I trusted the process. We ate out for a pub meal – shared a 200g steak with green salad. No problems.

Day 12    65.7kg    Fat to lose: 6.03    BMI 25.74

So this is why VLA BioImpedance Screenings are so fabulous… You see when brown fat has been released, you see inflammation increasing or decreasing, you see changes in muscle mass and muscle quantity.

Early days, but I have a goal!

 

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Feeling stuck on HCG? Top 11 hints and tips as to why!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Is it time?  Time to whip that fat into action and move it off your hips?  I’m day 10 into VLCD phase of HCG…  I’ve had 3 days with the same weight. Nonetheless, after binge days I was 70.3 and I’ve bee 66.5 the last 3 days. I fully expect to be down to 63 within the 3 weeks.  Unless something weird happens!

We’ve been using the HCG Protocol at New Leaf for 5 years now – it’s fabulous!  But why do we get stuck on HCG…  I’m stuck…

So, I’ll be having a sauna this morning, and I’ll probably do an apple day and drink plenty of purified water today:  so, an apple day is up to 6 apples between 12 and 7 pm and nothing else (except fluids)…  I’ll be doing a VLA Bio Impedance Screening to confirm my fat loss is stuck, see what’s happening anyway!

What does the apple day do?  It takes any mistakes out of the equation – 2 nights ago we had kangaroo steak that had been marinated.  I didn’t notice until I was preparing it, it didn’t say on the pack – but it felt oily.  I should have rinsed it under water to have got all the oil off.   On Tuesday I also had an oil massage – I should have gotten Reenee-Jee (our massage therapist) to use a non-oil cream, but I figured I’d get away with it…

If your weight is stuck…

1.  drink plenty of purified water (which I didn’t do the last 2 days as I was hugely busy)

2.  make sure there is NO oil or fat in what you’re eating

3.  don’t use prepared sauces as they often have hidden fats and sugars

4.  Is it bowel motions?  Are things sluggish?  Increase probiotics and no cal noodles or herbal laxatives such as cascara (available at New Leaf) if you’re feeling stuck.

5.  Have you had your hair coloured (there’s lots of oil sitting on your head)

6.  Have you had an oil massage – it can throw your weight loss off

7.  Have you been using body moisturiser?  There are lots of oils in many moisturisers…

8.  Are you cheating and pushing the boundaries?  Eating out?  You might accidentally be having oils and extra calories even if something feels like it’s HCG friendly.  Because of our lifestyle we often eat out a few times a week on HCG:  always order grilled protein (chicken or white fish are the easiest when out and the lowest calorie proteins), no oils, no sauces with green salad.

9.  Having low-calorie lollies or diet drinks – these are toxic and can cause your body to store fluid – so the weight doesn’t move.

10.  Too much salt?  Salt (even with Braggs Aminos which is allowed on HCG) and toxins such as aspartame in low calorie drinks – will cause you to store fluid and may hinder weight loss until you release the salt.  Drink plenty of purified water.

11.  Have a hot water in the morning with 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon, 1 cube of ginger chopped, and 1/8 to 1/4 tsp turmeric.  Drink this over several hours.  It’s fabulous for stimulating detoxification processes and the metabolism.  Easy to do and it tastes good!

 

LEAP, Learning & Behavioural Issues, ADHD & Dyslexia

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

LEAP Brain Integration at New Leaf Natural TherapiesNew Leaf Natural Therapies LEAPThere is a process called LEAP that is a step by step process of working through neurological issues in the brain – giving an individual access to their full potential and ability.  Madonna has been doing LEAP for around 15 years – and it’s an ongoing learning process for practitioners – since they keep finding out new stuff about the brain!  We use LEAP and other kinesiology processes for:

  • Dyslexia and Nervous system disorders
  • Stage fright, fear of exams, fear of teachers
  • Dislike of learning, dislike of teachers
  • Supporting better learning outcomes
  • Stress and behavioural issues

 

Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP), was developed by Dr Charles T. Krebs in collaboration with clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, neurologists and other health professionals. LEAP is a comprehensive approach to assessing and correcting most learning challenges including dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and many difficulties with reading, spelling and mathematics.

Neurological conditions involving imbalances in brain function and can affect learning. LEAP addresses these imbalances by re-establishing and maintaining the precise synchrony of the brain.

LEAP  is a program that enhances brain function, learning and all areas of performance. The foundation of all high level performance and learning is integrated brain function because the brain is a multi-modular structure “bound” together functionally by synchronised timing of neural activity. Performance of any mental activity can be considered the “symphony of thought”. The output of each brain module must be precisely “timed” to prevent the harmony of mental function from turning into a dysfunctional state. Loss of integrated brain function literally equals loss of effective emotional and mental processing, the primary source of “stress” in our lives.

The purpose of LEAP Brain Integration is to re-establish brain integration during times of stress.  Sometimes it was never properly established in the first place. The loss of Brain Integration and thus function may only be situational, causing difficulty and stress performing certain functions in certain situations or circumstances (ex. stage fright) or it may be on-going as in the case of Specific Learning Difficulties.

Far too many of us, adults and children alike, experience cognitive deficiencies that are a direct result of the loss of proper brain integration.
LEAP techniques have helped tens of thousands of individuals to overcome these challenges.

What else do we need to do?  The usual suspects!

  • Check for food intolerances upsetting brain integration
  • Check for old stress patterns/survival patterns shutting down brain integration
  • Check for toxicity issues – vaccine toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides etc
  • Check for nutritional deficiencies – there are ALWAYS nutritional needs for kids with learning and behavioural issues.  Always!
  • Reduce the inflammation in the brain, increase the nutrition in the food!

Best testing processes for kids at New Leaf!

  • OligoScan for those kids 13 years and older.  Checks for heavy metals, mineral levels, and how the body’s being affected.  Love it!
  • Looking at your blood on a TV screen – 1 drop of blood – easy to find gut, liver, immune challenges.
  • Food Detective – tests 50 core intolerances within 60 minutes!

Learning Enhancement Programme:

  • $210.00 per month – 9 month plan.
  • Includes 45 minute kinesiology and 60 minute Microcurrent
  • Saves 40% off additional treatments for the child
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the family!

Better Balance Plan with Georgia

  • $108.50 per month – 9 month plan.  LIMITED OFFER!!!!  GET IN QUICKLY 🙂
  • Includes 1 hour kinesiology with Georgia
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the child
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the family!

Foundations of Health with Madonna

  • $151.20 per month for 9 months
  • Includes 1 x 45 minute kinesiology/naturopathic appt
  • Save 40% off additional treatments for the child
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the family!

Massage Plan for relaxation with Reenee-Jee or Carole

  • $80.50 per month for 9 months
  • Includes 1 x 60 minute massage
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the child
  • Saves 30% off additional treatments for the family!

Call us on 3348 6098 to chat out treatments, plans and how we can help you!!

 

Biofilm, Infections & Chronic health problems

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

   Ew!!  Let’s talk yucky mucus!   This is a fungal ball – the result of anti-bitoics which allow fungus to grow, and then the body releases mucus to sop up the fungus.  Yuck!

Research is showing that biofilm (a mucus substance that is released to ‘sop up’ bacterial, fungal and viral particles) in the average person – with a normal history of vaccines and anti-biotic use, is holding up to 20 chronic infections in our bodies.  Why?

  • Anti-biotic use:  one dose of anti-biotics can destroy our gut lining, and our bacterial, viral and fungal combination in our gut for up to 7 years IF we haven’t done anything to repair the dose.  Because anti-biotics upset our gut lining, our body makes biofilm to help to soothe it, often containing the bug-particles that we’ve been killing off.  Anti-biotics are anti-bacterial – but they may allow candida, fungus, viruses or cancer cells to get out of hand…
  • Pain killers – yep!  Any medical pain killers are anti-inflammatory by nature (makes sense!) but did you know that the process of killing bad bacteria or viruses or fungus or candida or cancer cells is indeed inflammatory?  In other words, the more pain killers we take, the more chronic infections we can have lurking in our systems.  If you take pain-killers you must be on probiotics to balance your body

 

  • Vaccines – the ‘adjuvants’ in vaccines – the mercury and aluminium – are highly toxic to the gut lining and to our immune cells.  These heavy metals not only make our bodies need to make more biofilm, but they destroy good gut bacteria and good gut viruses and can turn them into nasty disease forming bugs.
  • We have 24,000 genes which will last our lifetime.  We have between 1000-2500 different types of bacteria, viruses, candida, fungal ‘bugs’ living in our bodies all the time (making up trillions of cells – this is our microbiome) – Bugs have a short shelf life – and as THEY replicate, THEY are learning how to live in OUR bodies.  If we’re stressed – they’re learning to live in a stressful environment.  If we’re toxic – they’re learning how to live in a toxic environment.

Where does the biofilm live in our bodies?

  • in our lungs (asthma), throat, sinuses (allergies), brain (it’s linked with dementia, autism, aspergers), heart (it’s linked with heart disease), abdominal cavity (linked to menstrual issues, gut issues and fertility issues), intestines (constipation, IBS, Crohns, diarrhoea), skin (acne, psoriasis, chronic skin issues)

What can we do about biofilm?

  • Kinesiology and Microcurrent helps your body to activate biofilm so that the immune system can recognise it and start dealing with it.
  • There are herbs, supplements and essential oils which help to break down biofilm and release old infections (so that we can deal with them) – favourite supplements at New Leaf are Bactrex, Parex, NasoClear, Herbal Throat Spray and N-acetyl cysteine.
  • Boost the immune system, tone the organs that have been damaged (lungs, gut, brain, throat, intestines), deal with the infections as they are released from deep inside and improve the way the body copes with stress.
  • Chi Nei Tsang and Reflexology can support the body in breaking down biofilm and boosting the immunity.

We can help.  Biofilm is linked to all chronic disease – not to mention kids health.

Ask about our OligoScan, Looking at your blood in real time… and Kinesiology testing.

3348 6098

New Leaf Services!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

We are proud to offer our services in our one-stop-shop…  Our combination of naturopathy, kinesiology, reiki, microcurrent and massage techniques allow us to help just about every health problem imaginable.

Did you know that naturopathy can support nearly every health problem.  There are fabulous treatment processes for:

fertility, infertility, endometriosis, PCOD, hormonal moods, cysts & fibroids, abdominal pain

massage techniques:  for relaxation, remedial & structural work, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, reflexology for the feet, hands or face, organic facials, hot stone massage, sports massage, chi nei tsang abdominal massage, pregnancy massage, foot manipulation and treatments

immunity:  asthma, hayfever and sinusitis, Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, heavy metal toxicity, IBS, allergies & intolerances, learning problems

calcification & inflammation:  tinnitus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, plaque, stiff necks, backs, shoulders, knees

reiki/intuitive energy healings and kinesiology for stress, anxiety, depression, learning problems, pain, behavioural issues, bed-wetting, constipation, diarrhoea, gut problems, IBS

microcurrent for cancer support, post-cancer detoxification, calcium build up, joint degeneration, brain inflammation

weight loss:  HCG Weightloss, Keto & Shake-it programmes, Cortisol and hormonal balancing

pain:  just about every type of pain, including weaning off horrible medications that can be so addictive and damaging to our bodies.

Thinking we might be able to help you?  Well, you’d be right!

Call us on 3348 6098 for bookings and specials 🙂

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies